The future of systems, man, and cybernetics

Application domains and research methods

Keith W. Hipel, Mo M. Jamshidi, James M. Tien, Chelsea C. White

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Several important application areas that will dominate systems, man, and cybernetic (SMC) efforts for at least the next decade, together with the methods that will require further research and development in order to appropriately address these application domains, are considered herein. More specifically, four broad and pervasive system domains are examined: service systems, infrastructure and transportation systems, environmental and energy systems, and defense and space systems. Given the nature of these four application domains, a number of new systems [i.e., holistic-oriented, including system-of-systems (SoS)], man (i.e., decision-oriented, including decision informatics), and cybernetic (i.e., adaptive-oriented, including real-time control) methods are identified and their further development are discussed. Clearly, the IEEE Society on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has a great future; its systems, man, and cybernetic methods are relevant for addressing challenging problems arising in system domains that are becoming dominant in this 21st century. However, the methods must be refined and expanded to meet the changing needs of the 21st century; from a system to a system-of-systems vision, from a disciplinary to a multidisciplinary outlook, from a mass production to a mass customization focus, from a steady state to a real-time perspective, and from an optimal to an adaptive approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-743
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Cybernetics
Real time control
System of systems

Keywords

  • Cybernetics
  • Decision informatics
  • Defense systems
  • Energy systems
  • Environmental systems
  • Infrastructure systems
  • Real-time control
  • Service systems
  • Space systems
  • System-of-systems (SoS)
  • Transportation systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

Cite this

The future of systems, man, and cybernetics : Application domains and research methods. / Hipel, Keith W.; Jamshidi, Mo M.; Tien, James M.; White, Chelsea C.

In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, Vol. 37, No. 5, 01.09.2007, p. 726-743.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a8a9080ceb174a4a9b1c963dd52b0c45,
title = "The future of systems, man, and cybernetics: Application domains and research methods",
abstract = "Several important application areas that will dominate systems, man, and cybernetic (SMC) efforts for at least the next decade, together with the methods that will require further research and development in order to appropriately address these application domains, are considered herein. More specifically, four broad and pervasive system domains are examined: service systems, infrastructure and transportation systems, environmental and energy systems, and defense and space systems. Given the nature of these four application domains, a number of new systems [i.e., holistic-oriented, including system-of-systems (SoS)], man (i.e., decision-oriented, including decision informatics), and cybernetic (i.e., adaptive-oriented, including real-time control) methods are identified and their further development are discussed. Clearly, the IEEE Society on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has a great future; its systems, man, and cybernetic methods are relevant for addressing challenging problems arising in system domains that are becoming dominant in this 21st century. However, the methods must be refined and expanded to meet the changing needs of the 21st century; from a system to a system-of-systems vision, from a disciplinary to a multidisciplinary outlook, from a mass production to a mass customization focus, from a steady state to a real-time perspective, and from an optimal to an adaptive approach.",
keywords = "Cybernetics, Decision informatics, Defense systems, Energy systems, Environmental systems, Infrastructure systems, Real-time control, Service systems, Space systems, System-of-systems (SoS), Transportation systems",
author = "Hipel, {Keith W.} and Jamshidi, {Mo M.} and Tien, {James M.} and White, {Chelsea C.}",
year = "2007",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1109/TSMCC.2007.900671",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "726--743",
journal = "IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews",
issn = "1094-6977",
publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The future of systems, man, and cybernetics

T2 - Application domains and research methods

AU - Hipel, Keith W.

AU - Jamshidi, Mo M.

AU - Tien, James M.

AU - White, Chelsea C.

PY - 2007/9/1

Y1 - 2007/9/1

N2 - Several important application areas that will dominate systems, man, and cybernetic (SMC) efforts for at least the next decade, together with the methods that will require further research and development in order to appropriately address these application domains, are considered herein. More specifically, four broad and pervasive system domains are examined: service systems, infrastructure and transportation systems, environmental and energy systems, and defense and space systems. Given the nature of these four application domains, a number of new systems [i.e., holistic-oriented, including system-of-systems (SoS)], man (i.e., decision-oriented, including decision informatics), and cybernetic (i.e., adaptive-oriented, including real-time control) methods are identified and their further development are discussed. Clearly, the IEEE Society on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has a great future; its systems, man, and cybernetic methods are relevant for addressing challenging problems arising in system domains that are becoming dominant in this 21st century. However, the methods must be refined and expanded to meet the changing needs of the 21st century; from a system to a system-of-systems vision, from a disciplinary to a multidisciplinary outlook, from a mass production to a mass customization focus, from a steady state to a real-time perspective, and from an optimal to an adaptive approach.

AB - Several important application areas that will dominate systems, man, and cybernetic (SMC) efforts for at least the next decade, together with the methods that will require further research and development in order to appropriately address these application domains, are considered herein. More specifically, four broad and pervasive system domains are examined: service systems, infrastructure and transportation systems, environmental and energy systems, and defense and space systems. Given the nature of these four application domains, a number of new systems [i.e., holistic-oriented, including system-of-systems (SoS)], man (i.e., decision-oriented, including decision informatics), and cybernetic (i.e., adaptive-oriented, including real-time control) methods are identified and their further development are discussed. Clearly, the IEEE Society on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has a great future; its systems, man, and cybernetic methods are relevant for addressing challenging problems arising in system domains that are becoming dominant in this 21st century. However, the methods must be refined and expanded to meet the changing needs of the 21st century; from a system to a system-of-systems vision, from a disciplinary to a multidisciplinary outlook, from a mass production to a mass customization focus, from a steady state to a real-time perspective, and from an optimal to an adaptive approach.

KW - Cybernetics

KW - Decision informatics

KW - Defense systems

KW - Energy systems

KW - Environmental systems

KW - Infrastructure systems

KW - Real-time control

KW - Service systems

KW - Space systems

KW - System-of-systems (SoS)

KW - Transportation systems

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34548287540&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34548287540&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/TSMCC.2007.900671

DO - 10.1109/TSMCC.2007.900671

M3 - Article

VL - 37

SP - 726

EP - 743

JO - IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews

JF - IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews

SN - 1094-6977

IS - 5

ER -